• BE THE BOSS OVER CANCER

    Cancer and Careers empowers and educates people with cancer to thrive in their workplace, by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events.

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  • RESOURCES

    In addition to our programs, events and online content, Cancer and Careers offers a comprehensive database of helpful resources.

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ASK A CAREER COACH

Consult our professional coaches for answers to questions about how cancer might impact your job — or your efforts to find one.

  • Career Change - Finding a Career Coach

    Victoria W.

    This is my second round with cancer and I am so done with working a job that is highly stressful.… It is not my soul’s work at all. Having cancer for a second time has shown me that I need to do something else. What is my next step?... I seek referrals to career coaches who could help me out.
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    Julie Jansen

    CAREER COACH

    Hi Victoria, the process of finding different type of work ― whether it is a dramatic career change or a shift ― is the same. It is important for you to take self-assessments and go through some introspection…
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  • Thank You Email to a Recruiter?

    Amanda C.

    Do I need to send a thank you email after speaking with a recruiter?
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    Bud Bilanich

    CAREER COACH

    Amanda, It's always a good idea to be polite. So, yes, send a thank you note to a recruiter. This will distinguish you from most people.
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  • I Think I Made the Wrong Decision...

    Anna R.

    I've gone from not working since March ― and before that part-time for a year ― to full-time, with an hour commute each way, right smack in the middle of a pandemic…. I think I came into oncology too soon after my diagnosis. So the combo of commute, hours, COVID and emotional toll I am worried is way too much.
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    Kathy Flora

    CAREER COACH

    Oh, Anna… You are expressing so many rational reasons why this fit does not feel right to you. When facing a situation like you are in, it is important to weigh the pros and cons…so that you can make a clear-headed decision about what to do.
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THE ISSUE

70 %

70% of cancer diagnoses are made in adults between the ages of 20 and 74 — i.e., “prime employment years.”

20 %

of cancer survivors still report work limitations affected by cancer-related problems 1-5 years after diagnosis.

807

cancer discrimination claims were received by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 2018.

OUR IMPACT

485K+

individuals access expert information, support and resources online, in print and in person annually.

99 %

of 2019 program participants said they can use what they learned in their day-to-day activities.

$194,999

in travel grants have brought 268 scholarship recipients from all 50 states (plus the District of Columbia) to the National Conference since 2012.